Pedestals and guillotines

Published January 17, 2017 This content is archived.


Despina Stratigakos, professor of architecture, was among the featured guests on this week’s episode of NPR’s Hidden Brain, the podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam. The episode, titled “Pedestals and Guillotines,” examines humans’ strange and contradictory relationship with power and celebrity. During her segment, which runs from 18:30 to 20:05, Stratigakos, author of “Hitler at Home,” discusses the role the Nazi propaganda machine had in portraying Adolf Hitler as a humble man of the people through mainstream media articles detailing his domestic life.

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